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  1. My Crossroads 2019 Blu-Ray has just arrived and is playing now.
  2. Yes Grissom Air Reserve Base is still open. The A10's are now in Terre Haute but fly to Grissom often, the KC-135 Stratotankers flown by the 434th Air Refueling Wing call Grissom home. The Air Museum at Grissom host on of my favorite car shows, "The Warbird Cruise-In". The show cars are parked under the wings of the aircraft with the A10's visiting and flying low and slow (pilot clearly visible through the canopy) overhead enjoying the view of the vehicles. Seemingly in appreciation of us as much as we are of them. The bases namesake: Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom was a native Hoosier and one of America's original seven astronauts. He was born on April 3, 1926, in Mitchell, Ind. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1944. After completing his initial military service, he enrolled at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He graduated in 1950 with a degree in mechanical engineering and reenlisted in the Air Force. He received his commission as a second lieutenant in 1951 and upon completion of pilot training, was sent to Korea where he flew 100 combat missions and won the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Subsequent assignments included duty as an instructor and test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. In 1959, Colonel Grissom was chosen for America's space program and became one of the original seven astronauts. The exploits of Colonel Grissom and his fellow astronauts were chronicled in the book and movie, "The Right Stuff." He flew the second U.S. manned spacecraft, the Liberty Bell, on July 22, 1961. Two years later he teamed with Navy Commander John Young to fly America's first three orbit missions in the Gemini 3 space capsule. During that flight, he became the first man to maneuver a vehicle in space. Colonel Grissom was to have the honor of being the first flight commander for the Apollo space program. It was the Apollo program that eventually landed a man on the moon. However, he died January 27, 1967, at Cape Kennedy, Fla., along with two fellow astronauts when they were trapped in their burning Apollo spacecraft. It was engulfed in a flash fire as they were testing the craft on its launching pad. On May 12, 1968, Bunker Hill AFB was renamed in his honor. When the base became a reserve facility in 1994, the name was changed to Grissom Air Reserve Base. The base was rededicated in his honor on Sept. 30, 2011, during a special ceremony held in the newly named Gus Grissom Hall. A special plaque was also installed on the base parade grounds to commemorate the day.
  3. Davis

    Fresh start

    Welcome to Indiana Ft Wayne is a nice place, close to alot of nice lakes. The Embassy Theater is a favorite with great touring acts. Nice new minor league baseball park in a revitalizing downtown. Looks like you all had snow flurries yesterday but coming from Chicago the weather should not be an issue. I am 1.5 hours south, when you get better situated we will have to get together.
  4. If you are going to listen utilizing the surround codecs then the center position is extremely important where as the rears are background fill, directional sounds etc to enhance the movie. For instance during NFL games the rears are people clapping/yelling and the announcers are only in the front center. Blu-Ray concert vids utilizing DTS-HD Master Audio are very underwhelming to me. I do not have any experience with any of the 5 channel DVD-A. The Denon has a 5 channel mode which will run full content to all speakers, this is the mode I listen to concert vids in, in this mode the rears are more important and the front center less so. The Hersey was intended to be a center for the K-Horns but more as fill in a big room not to carry major content as in surround duty. I feel my single Heresy is not quite up to the task in my setup. So depending on your listening preference of how important the rear content is will answer your question for you. Also the sound is only as good as the original mix and center speaker volume levels seem to be all over the place between different movies.
  5. I had forgot all about this bike.
  6. I can confirm that 131.1 MPH is an accurate spec Based on the speedo needle wallowing between 127 to 135MPH
  7. With the financial situation at Circuit of the Americas and rumors of Roger Penske in talks with F1 we can cross our fingers here in Indy. Also a 24 hour endurance sports car race is in the mix as well.
  8. The seat was on the bike when I purchased it so I don't know anything about it. We called that style a "King and Queen" seat. I only lost one passenger off that seat. A friend of mine was riding on the back and he thought we had just gathered the attention of the local police and we had to stop at a stop light so I was motivated to get moving ASAP. When the light turned green i was quickly releasing the clutch and the bike must have been sitting in some oil or something and the rear end went sideways and my friend flew off. I looked back and he was in a sitting position on the pavement in the middle of the road unhurt.
  9. @CeptormanIndyCar is testing at the Speedway today and tomorrow. Turn 2 mounds are open for viewing.
  10. No I didn't ride barefoot ever. But I rarely wore shoes as a teen.
  11. I think this is a 1975 900 Z1B with dual front disc
  12. The summer of 1977, I was 15 yo and I bought my 1973 900 Z1
  13. I have never seen that color or striping before. That is beautiful
  14. Looks like the Jazz Kitchen is reopening in November. It is my favorite place. I need some of their SATCHMO’S ETOUFEE
  15. Davis

    What I Got Today!

    Thanks 2017 M821 Best sounding stock exhaust I have heard. Still no match for the Super Duke though. I am 58yo and my birthday is mid August as well.
  16. There were 2 CBX's in my neighborhood back in day when they were new. Both had two 3 into 1 open Kerker headers on them. What a sound. The CBX was the only bike I ran across to edge out my 1973 900 Z1 in some street fun.
  17. Presently watching my best friend drive for Meecum Auction live on TV from Indy today. He is the guy who always flashes the peace sign when they pan the camera to the interior The first year he drove for them I blew up his phone as he was on the block and his Grateful dead ringtone could be heard clearly. He called me up soon after "Dude don't do that you got me in trouble". What are best friends for! We @Ceptormanshould go check it out tomorrow?
  18. Bill you have no idea what spending those 2 awesome days at the speedway did for my mental health. I so needed that. Thanks for getting me out. Nice to meet your daughter as well.
  19. Davis

    What I Got Today!

    Or for convertible. I have the itch for one, but never owned any.
  20. Davis

    What I Got Today!

    The KTM is way more sporty for sure. I really like it. sadly no KTM dealers in Indy. Actually I have never been 2 up on the FJR. If i am feeling sporty I do have this to run around on..
  21. Davis

    What I Got Today!

    Mine come off that quick as well. But It is no way the same as your KTM, the FJR is still a sport tour bike no matter what, even sans panniers and top case. It needs a better suspension components.
  22. Davis

    What I Got Today!

    Same here, I was able to get in a 6 hour ride to Ohio last week to St Marys lake. been wanting to ride over there for awhile, It was a rare warm day and I made a quick decision and 30 minutes later on was on the bike on my way. Kind of like getting a phone call from Bill saying I am already at the speedway. 30 minutes later I was headed there.
  23. Davis

    What I Got Today!

    I haven't watched it yet but do want to see it. Trying to talk my friend with his Victory Cross Country Tour into it lol
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